Training at the BBC Academy – Social Media, Online Learning, and Developing Trends

Tomorrow we welcome our next speaker to the Social Scholar seminar (see here for details). In anticipation, here is a summary, slides, and video from the March session. Myles Runham is Head of Online at the BBC Academy. As such it is his job to think about the capabilities and limitations of online learning as… Continue reading Training at the BBC Academy – Social Media, Online Learning, and Developing Trends

PoTW – Online learning: Developing trends

Online Learning: Developing trends. User expectations of what learning is and how it is offered and supported are changing dramatically and rapidly. Remaining relevant is the most significant challenge for organisations working in this new world. How might we respond to these challenges. This month, for the Social Scholar, Myles Runham, Head of Online, BBC Academy will… Continue reading PoTW – Online learning: Developing trends

Why John Simpson was right to raise the issue of white poverty in South Africa

In his recent blog, Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, discusses John Simpson’s controversial coverage of white poverty in South Africa. Though poor whites are in a minority, should this mean that the tens of thousands who do live in squalor should be ignored? Read this fascinating blog and other interesting Commonwealth opinions on the… Continue reading Why John Simpson was right to raise the issue of white poverty in South Africa